Surrey County Council
This role has a starting salary of £9,364.58 per annum, based on a 15-hour working week.?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Library Assistant to join our dedicated team. You will be based at Camberley Library, as well as working at Frimley Green and Lightwater Libraries
Libraries are spaces for social interaction, learning and cultural experiences. Acting as an economic enabler providing support for local communities and businesses. Surrey’s libraries offer vital services to all members of their communities.
Rewards and Benefits
About the Team
Surrey Libraries hold a unique place in our communities. They provide universal access through a programme of reading,?learning?digital, health and wellbeing activities.
Our vision is for our libraries to become hubs of the community that all are proud of. With excellent customer service at its heart, we need people who share this passion to become more successful.?
About the Role?
There is something for everyone at Surrey’s libraries and the same day never happens twice.?
The library is many different things to many different people. Curious readers come looking for their next adventure. Students meet to revise for their exams. Families gather for Storytime and Rhymetime. Special interest groups share their passions and older people access resources and secure their bus pass. Library Assistants greet each person with a positive attitude and resilient approach to any request.
Customer service is at the forefront of the library service. They are busy, lively places to work requiring flexibility, creativity, and initiative. This could be helping someone with a reading recommendation or thinking up new themes for book displays. Maybe planning events or assisting people with information and virtual services. Maintaining, presenting, and processing book stock a major part of the role.
The role also includes leading craft events, Rhymetime and Storytime sessions, engaging with schools to organise visits and class assemblies, and assisting with or leading other activities directed at both children and adults. From time to time there will be a need for lone working or single staffing at this and other libraries in the area.?
As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload your CV and answer the following questions. Please highlight your strengths and any transferable skills or experience:
If shortlisted for interview, you will be sent interview questions in advance. You will be asked to share an idea for a library event and be asked to read a short story.?
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/02/2024. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.